Watford could sabotage Birmingham City’s move for Derby County midfielder Krystian Bielik.
It has been reported today that the Polish midfielder, who had a loan spell with Blues back in 2017, could return to St Andrew’s, again on loan but this time from the Rams where he has spent the last three seasons.
But it isn’t just Birmingham who appear to be after him, with Derby manager Liam Rosenior admitting today that the 24-year-old is a wanted man - Blues and Watford the two that are as of now, leading the race.
As things stand, there’s no denying that the Hornets will be able to offer Bielik far more in terms of the financial aspect and maybe even a permanent move whereas it would once again likely be a loan spell in B9.
Watford are tipped to be one of the few teams fighting for automatic promotion this season too which could vastly help the midfielder in his bid to be part of Poland’s World Cup squad this winter.
With Blues though, he would be guaranteed far more game time which may swing the pendulum in their favour - again with Bielik having one eye on the World Cup.
Nothing is decided yet and the Derby manager has made it clear that he very much wants the Pole to stick around in Derbyshire.
What’s been said?
Derby County manager Liam Rosenior
“There is interest in Krystian,” he told DerbyshireLive.
“I had a conversation with him at the end of last season after his national team manager mentioned he needed to be playing at least in the Championship. I didn’t think that was fair but what I would say about Krystian but what I would say about him as a character is that he is an unbelievable professional.
“He had some unbelievable luck in terms of injuries. He’s got a World Cup in front of him. I was never good enough to get to that level to dream of playing in a World Cup. I respect that. It’s about finding the right club for Krystian whether it’s here or whether it’s somewhere else that he can feel like he has the best chance of getting to that World Cup.
“Watch this space and we will see what happens. From my end he is a massive part of my plans here, but you can’t help interest from other clubs.”